Vinyl LP & 45 RPM Records to CD & MP3
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We will gladly take pre-orders for fall 2019.
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OUR RATES ARE UP-FRONT & COMPETITIVE
Our quality equipment ensures the highest fidelity. We have invested heavily in sound editing software that reduces turntable rumble and surface noise.
VINYL RECORDING IS TRANSFERRED TO CD
LP 33⅓ VINYL TO CD
$15.00 PER DOUBLE-SIDED LP
45 RPM RECORDS TO CD
$10.00 PER DOUBLE-SIDED 45
PLUS .50¢ each for separating tracks+
VINYL RECORD IS CONVERTED TO WAV OR COMPRESSED MP3 FILES (FILES ARE LABELLED)
LP 33⅓ VINYL TO MP3
$20.00 PER PER DOUBLE-SIDED LP
45 RPM RECORDS TO MP3
$15.00 PER DOUBLE-SIDED 45
includes “metadata tagging*
PLUS .50¢ each for separating tracks+
Frequently Asked Questions
"Tagging" is the process whereby each track is imbedded with information about the song and album title, artwork, artist, genre, track number, production year, etc. This information is called "metadata" and is what your computer or player uses to identify each song.
December, 2012 — Canada's recent Copyright Modernization Act "legitimizes activities that Canadians do every day. For example, it recognizes that Canadians should not be liable for … copying music from CDs to MP3 players, or backing up data if they are doing so for their private use and have not broken a digital lock." Bill C-11 was passed and received Royal Assent on June 29, 2012.
At TechHelp Ottawa, we do audio archiving the right way! We use only the best equipment available such as a professional studio mixing board and direct drive, state-of-the art turntables. For 33⅓ & 45 RPM records we use the legendary Shure V15 Type IV phono cartridge with a stylus shock absorber that reduces surface noise and dampens the effects of uneven LP surfaces. For 78 RPM records we use the highly acclaimed Shure-M97xE cartridge with specialized stylus.
We also pay close attention to equalization settings—especially for 78 RPM records—to ensure excellent sound quality.
By capturing your original media using high sampling rates, we produce large, high quality, uncompressed WAV files (exactly the same file type used on commercial CDs). It is a time consuming process, but the resulting CD has the original tracks in tact and sound quality that is equal to or better than the original.
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WE SPECIALIZE IN SOUND RESTORATION
In the process of digitizing your precious treasures, we take special care to reduce background hiss, surface crackle and turntable rumble. We have invested heavily in software that revives ageing vinyl records to near their original luster without damaging the integrity of the recorded sounds, frequency range and dynamics. Read more here.
Please note that badly damaged records might need supplemental sound editing at additional cost.
> Digitize 78 RPM records
"I grew up with my mother’s collection of 78s, though I hadn’t heard them in many years. Who has a 78 rpm turntable anymore? But Stuart was able to convert them into audio files, and with amazing sound to boot. It was a life’s joy to listen to them. And, at 91, Mom got to hear the old music again."
John I. — Journalist
"It was a nostalgic, if minor, exercise. In what must have been a somewhat fastidious task, Tech Help transfered 62 45 rpm tracks to CD's with excellent results at a very reasonable price. Records dating from the 60's and 70's from Europe, Latin and North America can now be enjoyed without jumping up every 10 minutes to change the record. (I no longer have a stacked spindle for the player.)"
JR Roy—Happy Customer
Our clients include:
Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions; Government of Canada; Lee Valley Tools; Retired Teachers of Ontario; Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (CWSA); Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany; Ishaka Cultural Group; Sweet Grass Records; Lutheran Church Eastern Synod; Futures Food Products; Rideau Ferry Harbour; Heritage North Museum; Mosaic International; The Ayalik Fund; etc.
All prices are in Canadian dollars and include tax. Rates may change without notice.